Obsessed

      Alex Carver
Obsessed

When Kirsty is attacked on her doorstep after returning from a party, she is left to wonder who is responsible, and why. A short story of approximately 8,000 words.Herein are selected poems by J. Berchman Bernard Stewart. These poems were created over ten years in relative isolation; hence, this is the first public exhibition of Mr. Stewart's poetry.Most of the works took 1,000-6,000 hours, yet a few fell like ink drops from the pen and appear here almost unaltered from their original drafts.They range from "closed form", metered, to looser internal rhyme. They are in all styles, from imagist to jazz. Some are romantic, some solemn, some a bit silly, and one a touch scary.These works are concise and speak clearly.Above all else, the goal of this poet is to move the reader with "a thing of beauty," which "is joy forever."
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    Exposed

      Alex Carver
Exposed

Some secrets should remain hidden, exposing them can get you killed.Julian wants a normal life, the only trouble is, he isn't normal.Some secrets should remain hidden, exposing them can get you killed.Julian wants a normal life, the only trouble is, he isn't normal. When Adam and Harry come into the petrol station looking for trouble, though, their actions threaten to expose his secret, a secret that would make him a wanted man - wanted by lots of people, for lots of reasons. Now he has to leave behind the life he's been building and start over again, but before he does that, Adam and Harry must pay. This is a novella of approx 8,000 words
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    Where There's A Will: Inspector Stone Mysteries #1

      Alex Carver
Where There's A Will: Inspector Stone Mysteries #1

A kidnapped teen, held who knows where3.5 million Euros are demanded in ransom, but is that all the kidnappers want?Inspector Stone is tasked with finding the girl and bringing her home safely. Hard enough under normal circumstances, but between investigating an unrelated armed robbery, family problems and the machinations of an ambitious underling, it's almost impossible.A kidnapped teen, held who knows where3.5 million Euros are demanded in ransom, but is that all the kidnappers want?Inspector Stone is tasked with finding the girl and bringing her home safely. Hard enough under normal circumstances, but between investigating an unrelated armed robbery, family problems and the machinations of an ambitious underling, it's almost impossible. When it turns out that the Russian Mafia might be involved in the kidnapping, things begin to spiral out of Stone's control.Unknown to either Stone or Alice's parents, the kidnappers have more in mind than collecting a ransom. Stone needs to find Alice before the ransom can be paid and the kidnappers can make good on their threats. Or it won't just be Alice that becomes a victim to their deadly plans...
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